This is the life

One & Only Gorilla's Nest

Kinigi, Rwanda

Experiences – Spa & Wellness, Family Vacations, Wildlife & Safari, Mountain & Wilderness Retreats, Romantic Escapes, Cultural Journeys

Getaway Experiences
  •  Close encounters with the endangered Mountain Gorillas found only in this part of the world and Spot Golden Monkeys, playful in the canopy, and a wealth of exotic birds, some found only here
  • Visit zoologist Dian Fossey’s Karisoke Research Centre to learn first hand about her celebrated work with mountain gorillas
  •  Climb the Volcano and discover the intriguing species of flora and fauna
  •  Enjoy heart-warming interactions with locals and learn about their unique ways of life, discovering secrets of their culture, cuisine, and more 
  • Highlights
  • An intimate, sophisticated resort in a unique secluded location in the heart of the beautiful Rwandan jungle.
  • Explore the mesmerising African jungle with one-of-a-kind experiences
  • An opportunity to support the protection and conservation of the incredible local environment, local culture and community 
  • Indulge in signature rituals exclusive to One&Only Spa.
  • Tailor-made unforgettable experiences like private dining and tours, and secluded wellness activities
  • Discover the highlights and the secrets of the Volcanoes National Park with One&Only’s  inclusive, signature, and private experiences.

    • Overview
    • Rooms
    • Services & Amenities
    • Tariffs & Packages

    Gorilla’s Nest is One & Only’s 2nd luxury lodge in Rwanda. Situated at the foothills of the Virunga Volcano Range and surrounded by the Ecalyptus forest. One can enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime personal encounter with the rare and majestic mountain gorillas roaming free in their natural habitat. Gorilla’s Nest is a collection of 21 lodges and suites, each offering their own unique luxuries and amenities, besides the majestic views of the forest and mountains. The main restaurant "Nest”, serves delectable local dishes cooked with organically grown ingredients. Holistic tailored treatments using plant-based African ingredients are offered at the spa. The stay here awakens a freedom of spirit and wild sense of adventure.


    One&Only Gorilla’s Nest Located 120 kilometres northwest of capital Kigali, a 2.5-hour scenic drive or 25 mins by chartered helicopter ride from Kigali international Airport.


    The resort has 21 guest lodges and suites – 14 guest rooms (king), 2 nos. of 4Bedroom Forest Lodges and seven one-bedroom suites, including two super suites. Modern in design, yet with traditional Rwandan influences, each overlooks the vast African terrain with private decks and in-room fireplace.

    • Forest King Lodge

      Experience an undisturbed connection with the vast forest beyond, lounging in your luxurious king-sized bedroom, sound tracked by the soothing crackle of local wood in the fireplace. Watch the floor-to-ceiling glass disappear and let the scents and sounds of nature flow in. Follow them out to your secluded open-air viewing deck, enjoy an invigorating al fresco shower or spend precious time relaxing in your standalone bath with undisturbed private views.

    • Two Bedroom Forest Lodge

      Two-Bedroom Forest Suite has two large bedrooms, and the living area boasts plenty of space for family, friends and larger groups. The master bedroom has a four-poster king-sized bed, while the second bedroom includes queen-sized twin beds. Both bedrooms offer their own wood-burning stoves and en suite bathrooms, plus private decks with hypnotic views. The bathrooms feature twin vanities, a walk-in shower, and a deep standalone bath.

    • Virunga Suite

      Soak up the rare wholesome beauty as you bathe in your open-air bathtub, refresh in the outdoor shower, lounge in your spacious deck, or dine al fresco with loved ones. Inside, move between your chic king bedroom, grand master bathroom with large standalone bath and shower, and your separate living and dining spaces with a roaring fireplace at the heart.

    • Ingagi Suite

      Feel in awe of the rare beauty that surrounds as you lounge on the spacious deck or dine in the fresh forest air. Inside, your striking master bedroom enjoys expansive living and dining spaces with a cosy fireplace and convertible sofa bed. Retreat into your master bathroom with standalone bathtub, indoor and outdoor showers to enjoy the natural views as you please. Have all your desires met, at any time, by our resident chef and butler who are always on call. With a private catering kitchen, enjoy fresh ingredients tailored to your tastes.

    • Silverback Suite

      Your richly adorned master bedroom enjoys a spectacular private bathroom, while the large living and dining room provides space to unwind and entertain, surrounding the atmospheric fireplace. Beyond, an expansive multi-level terrace unfolds offering an array of unique hubs to enjoy the forest from every angle. Sip aperitifs on the open-air lounge, savour fresh grills on the barbecue terrace, and share stories of the day around the cosy firepit. Reaching out towards the greenery, chance a refreshing dip in your private pool at any time of day.

    Services & Amenities

    > 21 guest lodges and suites 
    > Food & Beverage on All Inclusive basis 
    > In Room Dining
    > One&Only Spa, with 2 private treatment rooms
    > A fitness centre
    > A range of on-resort and off-site experiences available

    Tariffs & Packages

    Estimated Average Price: From USD 4100 per night, all inclusive

    Terms & Conditions:
    • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
    • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
    • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
    • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
    • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges